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Issue #1752      October 12, 2016

Joint Communiqué

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations – Venezuela and Vanuatu

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, guided by mutual desire to initiate and develop ties of friendship and cooperation between the two States in political, economic, cultural, technical and in any other fields on the common agreement have decided to establish diplomatic relations as of the date of the signing of this joint communiqué on the basis of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations April 18, 1961.

The relation between the two States will be based on the principles and rules of the Charter of the United Nations and International law, particularly, equality among the States, respect for their independence, national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interferer in the internal affairs of the States.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu are convinced that the establishment of diplomatic relations between them corresponds to the interest of the two States and contribute to the consolidation and cooperation among them and peace in the world.

As a testimony of this act, the undersigned Representatives, duly authorisation by their respective Governments have signed this joint communiqué in Spanish and English.

Signed in Margarita Island, Venezuela, 2016.

For the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela:
Delcy Rodríguez Gómez
Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs

For the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu:
Bruno Leingkone
Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation & Foreign Trade

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